DMU History student reveals why course scores 100 per cent

By Nathan Rodrigues


Following the fantastic news that DMU’s History course received a 100 per cent satisfaction rating from former students in the National Student Survey (NSS), the Leicestershire Press wanted to find out whether the course has managed to keep its current crop of third year undergraduates just as happy so far?

You are probably wondering what a History student, in their penultimate year at DMU, has had to say about the survey results and whether they would agree with their former peers about their course?

Troy O’Neill, 20, fitted the description –a History student, undertaking his final year. He said he was not at all surprised by the complete satisfaction expressed by the former students and agreed with them over the high quality of teaching, as well as support given by the lecturers.

He said: “I’m really not surprised about the positive feedback, as up to now the course certainly includes great modules that are delivered by good quality lecturers.

“The lecturers apply their great expertise to explain the complicated topics very well, while their material is always accessible and practical for revision.”

The NSS asks undergraduates who are in the final year of their particular course to assess their overall academic experience at university, in terms of the teaching, feedback, assessment and more.

DMU’s psychology, journalism, economics, history and English courses were all ranked in their national top 10 for overall student satisfaction.

The university’s History course has also been ranked in the UK’s Top 10 for student experience and teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

Troy, who is studying History alongside International Relations, believes that such recognition is not just down to teaching and support from lecturers, but also their constructive comments and the interesting topics within the course that engages students.

He said: “If I have ever needed help or feedback to improve my work, I am able to get it.

“Furthermore, the modules in the History course are quite broad but very fascinating – for example, last year I did the Cold War module and this year I’m doing the Yugoslavia and Beyond module, which addresses the history of Yugoslavia.”

Despite all the positives, Troy said the course could improved still further by including ‘more trips’, to further enhance learning and understanding of the course content.

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